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Editor's Corner

By Mary E. Adair

December 2015

"Some people will never ‘get you’. Do not spend eternity asking why.
People will see you differently, just cherish those who lift your soul."

--Dodinsky’s Garden of Thoughts

"Being Got" has a lot of meanings but the one quote here is about being understood. Couldn't resist sharing it in this column where we strive monthly to be understood and appreciated. We are still in Thanksgiving mode though Christmas is around the corner so we are grateful for those who "lift our soul." You know who you are, so thank you!!!

"A Picture of You," "The High Road," and "Where Did My Purpose Go" comes in from Bruce Clifford. Bud Lemire shares "Clinical Depression," "Don't Throw Them Out," "The Pearl," and "The Moments That Lead to The End." Your editor's poem is "Daily, Sometimes Hourly."

Phil Hennessy's poem "Love is Here" was sent with this message from him:
"Here's Another old poem, that became a song....this time, it's ME singing and playing it....I'm surprised I haven't shred this one with you before, because it was written quite a long time ago."
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"Armchair Genealogy" by Melinda (Carroll) Cohenour, delves into the origin of Cherokees, whose very name is differently recognized by other tribes, yet they flourish today and even have a principal chief among the others. "Introspective" by Thomas F. O'Neill, details some of the problems now facing the China born Miss World. Eric Shackle's Column is about wild camels in Australia.

"Irish Eyes" from author Mattie Lennon leads us toward the Blarney Stone with his tale of the "stretch the truth" Jack Farrell. "Consider This" by LC Van Savage is a poignant memory, and a fact to be faced in these times. Rod Cohenour, in his "Cooking with Rod" column presents a traditional good luck meal for the Christmas - New Year's Day feasting.

John I. Blair is allowing us to publish the novel "Emeralds for Emma" by his late wife Clara Blair. We have published around 80 or more of her poems and articles and always had good response from them. This novel will be presented in installments, so watch for the next segment in January.

Rebecca Morris, author of the other serial "The Adventures of Ollie Dare" continues with Chapter 8 "Ollie-Dare The Christmas Bear" for this issue. We hope you are sharing reading these tales with your youngsters.

Thanks again to Mike Craner for his expertise and patience that allows this little ezine to continue its mission of encouraging writers, experienced and beginners, and to promote reading.

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